Bobby Shew Quintet with Carl Fontana – Heavyweights

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Heavyweights is the realization of Bobby Shew‘s long-time dream of collaborating with the extraordinary trombonist Carl Fontana. The St. Louis Post Dispatch hailed Heavyweights as a serious contender for album of the year.” – Editorial Reviews.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated:

“Trumpeter Bobby Shew had been wanting to make an album with the under-recorded trombonist Carl Fontana for 25 years when he finally had the opportunity in 1995. Using swinging arrangements by the recently deceased Herbie Phillips, Shew and Fontana perform a bop-oriented program comprised of nine jazz standards. The interplay between the two very fluent horns is consistently delightful.”

“This is a great opportunity to hear some artists who deserve wider recognition.” – Bill Bernardi, 52nd Street Jazz.



Track listing:

1 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 7:48
2 My Romance 6:32
3 Bag’s Groove 8:20
4 But Not For Me 8:13
5 Autumn Serenade 8:45
6 The Girl From Ipanema 6:44
7 Just In Time 6:55
8 While My Lady Sleeps 9:22
9 Night And Day 9:05


Bass – Bob Magnusson
Drums – Joe LaBarbera
Piano – George Cables
Trombone – Carl Fontana
Trumpet – Bobby Shew


Label: MAMA Foundation – MMF 1013
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 1996
Recorded: September 20, 1995 – September 21, 1995
Duration: 01:11:44